Dental Luxator and Elevator: An Overview!


Tooth extraction is probably the most traumatic event for a patient in dental surgery. And if the procedure does not go smoothly, it can be a source of stress for the dentist too. In dentistry, various instruments are used to treat teeth or extract teeth.

But the use of dental instruments like Luxator and Elevator can make a difference in a dental procedure. Luxator and elevator is a dental instrument designed to remove teeth. Both tooth extraction instruments are available at a reasonable price. Outwardly, a Luxator resembles an elevator, but a sharper tip allows you to remove a tooth with less trauma.

During the extraction process, the periodontal ligament of the affected tooth is dissected, and it also exfoliates the mucous membrane and squeezes the alveolar bone. Compared to analogues, the Luxator makes it possible to extract the tooth more safely and carefully and does not injure the surrounding tissues so much.

What is a Dental Elevator?

Dental root elevators are specialized instruments designed to extract teeth and a tooth socket by cutting the periodontal ligament. This instrument has already proven its clinical value and is growing in popularity. Various manufacturers offer a wide range of surgical root elevators, guaranteeing their high quality.

It provides the ability to remove roots and crowned teeth growing in the wrong direction. All types of tools are divided into wide, narrow and medium, depending on the width of the working area, as well as straight (universal), curved and bayonet.

It is a thin, sharp blade made of high-quality steel that ensures atraumatic extraction while maintaining the integrity of the cortical plate of the alveolar ridge. The concave inner surface follows the shape of the root of the tooth, sharp and thin cutting edges trim the periodontal ligament. The anatomical aluminium oxide-coated handle provides secure control of the instrument in the hand, reduces stress and strain on the hand, and allows the most difficult extractions to be carried out quickly and easily.

Features:

  • Anatomically shaped thin blade;
  • Atraumatic extraction;
  • Reliable control of the instrument and comfort of work due to the anatomical shape of the handle;
  • Effective combination with removal tools.


How Do Elevators Work?

Before starting to work with dental elevators, it is recommended to use Luxators and Periotomes in order to completely cut the periodontal ligament, which will ensure that the removal process is atraumatic. Excessive force will damage the elevator blades.

  • The Luxator blade is inserted axially between the root of the tooth and the bone tissue of the socket.
  • The immersion depth of the blade is about two-thirds of the length of the tooth root.
  • The periodontal ligament is cut by light translational and pendulum movements of the Luxator blade in a circle along the tooth root. Avoid dislocating movements.
  • At the end of the complete cutting of the periodontal ligament with a Luxator, carefully remove the tooth from the hole with an elevator or extracting forceps.

What is Dental Luxator?

Luxator for tooth extraction is one of the subspecies of elevators, with a thin and strong blade at the end that cuts the ligament. It is made of high-strength steel that can be easily disinfected. Luxators are tools that look like classic elevators, but their main difference is the absence of a groove on the working part and a sharper and thinner tip. Luxators are used for delicate dissection of the periodontal ligament of the tooth.

Luxators are not designed for dislocation. Slight rotational loosening is allowed after the ligament has already been detached. The main application of Luxators is direct cutting movements along the root.

Luxators provide atraumatic extraction, preserving the integrity of the cortical plate of the alveolar ridge and the shape of the tooth socket. The concave inner surface follows the shape of the tooth, sharp and thin incisal edges effectively trim the periodontal ligament. The anatomical handle with aluminium oxide coating makes it easy and quick to carry out the most difficult extractions, which is especially important for implantation purposes.


Features:

  • Anatomically shaped thin blade;
  • Atraumatic extraction;
  • Reliable control of the instrument and comfort of work due to the anatomical shape of the handle;
  • Effective combination with removal tools.

How Luxators Work?

Luxators have thin blades and are not designed for dislocating movements. They are used only for cutting the periodontal ligament. Excessive force will damage the Luxator blades.

  • The Luxator blade is inserted axially between the root of the tooth and the bone tissue of the socket.
  • The immersion depth of the blade is about two-thirds of the length of the tooth root.
  • The periodontal ligament is cut by light translational and pendulum movements of the Luxator blade in a circle along the tooth root. Avoid dislocating movements.
  • At the end of the complete cutting of the periodontal ligament with a Luxator, carefully remove the tooth from the hole with an elevator or forceps.


Wrapping Up!

Both dental instruments are universal and necessary for general dental procedures. They differ in functional purpose, and also the material from which they are made. The choice of the necessary instruments depends on the problem with which the patient consulted the doctor. The same instruments can be used by the dentist to perform a wide range of dental procedures.


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